Corner Gas: The Movie Hits DVD and Blu-ray on December 16
TORONTO (December 11, 2014) – There might not be a lot going on 40 kilometers from nowhere but there are a lot of ways to watch Corner Gas: The Movie. Following its theatrical premiere a DVD and Blu-ray will be released in Canada on December 16, 2014, from Video Services Corp. (VSC).
The special collector’s edition DVD and Blu-ray features the theatrical version of the film along with extended closing credits, which includes bloopers and outtakes, footage of hundreds of fans across the country singing the CORNER GAS theme song “Not A Lot Goin’ On”, plus crowds dancing and singing in the streets of “Dog River” led by CORNER GAS song-writer Craig Northey and two of its stars, Brent Butt and Fred Ewanuick. The DVD and Blu-ray are also packed with exclusive bonus features including cast and crew commentary, behind-the- scenes interviews, extended scenes, trailers and more bloopers and sing-a-long mashups. The DVD has a suggested retail price of $19.98. The Blu-ray is priced at $24.98.
All six seasons of CORNER GAS are available on DVD. Nearly one million units have been sold to date.
“CORNER GAS is our most popular television DVD ever and we’ve long been proud to be part of CORNER GAS history since day one,” declared VSC President Jonathan Gross. “We are happy to continue our relationship with the release of the Dog River gang’s first feature film.”
“We’ve had such a great experience engaging with CORNER GAS fans throughout the process of making this film,” said Executive Producer, Virginia Thompson. “We’re so excited that our fans will be able to take home this package full of hand-picked extras that you can’t see anywhere else.”
Corner Gas: The Movie made its Cineplex Front Row Centre Events theatrical debuted in select Cineplex and independent theatres across the country from December 3 to 7, 2014, and it was recently announced that the film will receive an extended in-theatre run this weekend. The movie makes its super-simulcast network premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV Two, and CTV GO. Corner Gas: The Movie debuts Monday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network and a special sneak peek on The Movie Network began on Monday, Dec. 8. Corner Gas: The Movie will be the first Canadian program to receive a first-look screening on Bell Media’s CraveTV when the premium subscription TV streaming service launches this Thursday, Dec. 11.
Headlined by creator and comedian Brent Butt, Corner Gas: The Movie stars the original award-winning ensemble cast including Gabrielle Miller, Eric Peterson, Fred Ewanuick, Janet Wright, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn, and Nancy Robertson. Written by Brent Butt, Andrew Carr, and Andrew Wreggitt, and directed by David Storey, who served as key director on the series, the movie was shot in Saskatchewan from June 22 to July 22, 2014.
It’s been five years, and there’s still not a lot going on 40 kilometers from nowhere. But that’s all about to change as the fine folks of Dog River, Saskatchewan face their biggest crisis ever. Brent and the gang discover that the town’s been badly mismanaged, leaving residents with little choice but to pack up and leave. As residents make one last rally to save Dog River as they know it, they discover a devious plan by a corporate giant that would change life for Dog Riverites forever.
CORNER GAS the television series was originally developed by Brent Butt, Mark Farrell, David Storey, and Virginia Thompson for CTV and The Comedy Network. It premiered January 22, 2004 on CTV with 1.15 million viewers and was a runaway hit. Dog River became a favourite Canadian television destination. During its entire six-season run, CORNER GAS was the #1 Canadian sitcom in Canada, maintaining an impressive average audience of 1.4 million viewers over its 107-episode run. The series finale made television history when a record- breaking 3.02 million viewers tuned into the series finale on April 13, 2009. It was a new audience high for CORNER GAS and is still the largest audience on record for a Canadian scripted television series.
Corner Gas: The Movie is an inter-provincial co-production produced by Corner Gas The Movie (ON) Inc. and Corner Gas The Movie (SK) Inc. in association with Bell Media, Telefilm Canada, Cineplex Entertainment, Tourism Saskatchewan, Creative Saskatchewan, the Canada Media Fund, the Bell Fund, Cogeco and Prairie Pants Distribution Inc. CORNER GAS is distributed worldwide by Prairie Pants Distribution. The Collectors DVD will be distributed across Canada by Video Services Corp. (VSC).
SRP: $19.98 | TRT: 90 min
Street Date: 16 December 2014
UPC: 7-78854-21479-8 | Catalog: VER2147 Genre: Comedy
SRP: $24.98 | TRT: 90 min
Street Date: 16 December 2014
UPC: 7-78854-21489-7 | Catalog: VER2148 Genre: Comedy
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About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes CORNER GAS, Sharknado, Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves,
and Don Cherry’s Rock’em Sock’em Hockey series. Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, Alan Partridge, starring Steve Coogan, Israeli horror sensation Big Bad Wolves, and Cannes Selection Life Itself. VSC’s 2015 slate includes TIFF Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award winner What We Do In The Shadows, Cannes Un Certain Regard winner White God, and Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Script winner Stations of the Cross. Visit www.videoservicescorp.com, facebook.com/videoservicescorp or twitter.com/vidserv for more information.
About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO, holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.
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About Prairie Pants Distribution
Prairie Pants Distribution Inc. is the world-wide distributor of Corner Gas: The Movie. The company is owned and operated by CORNER GAS Executive Producers Virginia Thompson (Vérité Films: CORNER GAS, INSECURITY, RENEGADEPRESS.COM and INCREDIBLE STORY STUDIO), Brent Butt (Sparrow Media: CORNER GAS, HICCUPS and NO CLUE) and David Storey (Aslan Entertainment: CORNER GAS, HICCUPS and KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KID: THE DON CHERRY STORY, BLACKFLY).